Val-Dieu Grand Cru beer is an elegant and fine beer for meditation. Full-bodied and balanced. The high alcoholic grade is almost imperceptible. It offers a mild malt notes, with tropical fruits, caramel and licorice shades. The aroma is intense as well, plum, cane sugar, and candied orange are perceptible, with some earthy notes.
- Beer Style: Belgian Strong Ale
- EBC (European Brewery Convention): 63, Brune.
- IBU (International Bitterness Unit): 19
- Serving Temperature: 8°C – 12°C
- Our suggestions for pairings: as it is for meditation or with aged cheeses like Il Tabaccaio and Vezzena.
Val-Dieu Abbey is a Belgian brewery set in Aubel, a small town in the Walloon province of Liegi, that produces high quality beers.
The original name is Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val-Dieu, and it was found by Cistercians monks in 1216 A.D.
According to an ancient Legend, the actual Valley that hosts the abbey was an abandon, inhabited and hostile place, so the locals named it Val du Diable (Valley of the Devil). Later, when the monks started to set, they called it Val-Dieu (Valley of God). The monastery was built in the Middle Age, and reached its golden age in the 18th century.
Did you know…?
Val-Dieu Abbey is the only Belgian Abbey that survived the French Revolution.